Associate Professor: Fundamental Computer Science


Associate Professor: Fundamental Computer Science

Computer Science

Location: San Diego, CA

Open Date: Jun 22, 2023


The Department of Computer Science is seeking to hire a tenured Associate Professor with expertise in fundamental computer science areas, beginning August 19th, 2024. The areas of interest include, but not limited to, theoretical computer science, database, automata, compiler, programming languages, algorithms, operating systems, computer architecture, security, networks, machine learning, and emerging areas in computing.


Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. A strong record of scholarship is required. Candidates are expected to teach core computer science courses and establish and grow an externally funded research program. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply.

The department of computer science is home to faculty who are principal investigators of research grants from NSF, DOD, NIH, etc. The department encourages collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty members from other departments. We offer Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science. Multiple faculty members are supervising Ph.D. students through two joint doctoral programs (JDPs): SDSU-UC Irvine Computational Science JDP and SDSU-UCSD Engineering JDP. For more information about our department, please refer to

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy three or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria: (a) is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) has demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) has experience or has demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) has experience or has demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) has experience in or has demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) has experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) has expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your BIE (Building on Inclusive Excellence) statement how you meet at least three of these criteria.

San Diego State University is one of the largest universities in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

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Each candidate needs to submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a research statement; (3) a teaching statement; (4) a BIE (Building on Inclusive Excellence) statement; (5) a detailed CV; (6) three letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be directed to For full consideration, applications should be received no later than October 1, 2023. The position will remain open until it is filled.

The minimum salary for this position is based on the current CSU salary schedule for Associate Professors and may be revised based on contract collective bargaining. The anticipated salary range is $101,000-$122,000. Salary placement will be based on the selected candidate s qualifications and experience, and salaries higher than the published maximums may be offered in limited circumstances. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For benefits information, click here.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable OneSDSU community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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